Johann Kuntz wrote:John,
Thanks for the update! It'll be fascinated to find out if there's any credibility to the belief that the green leaved types are bland and the red ones best flavored. The only way that would make sense being as both types can emerge from the same batch of seed would be if the chemical compounds responsible for the color itself were directly related to the desirable flavors.
After having tasted the named clone 'Flamingo' and finding it far superior to the specimen I had bought from an edible plant nursery I decided to start propagating 'Flamingo' for my own small specialty nursery in Washington. Since I'll have a lot available later this year I was thinking maybe I could send you one to add into your tasting line up for comparison with your other seedlings. I already know 'Flamingo' tastes good, but it would be really cool to see how similar or different it tastes compared to other good tasting seedlings.
James Landreth wrote:I have some and think they're really neat. Apparently some cultivars are tastier than others. Mine have a sort of bitter taste but I like them